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The model unit in David Chipperfield's The Bryant
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Inside the Model Unit for David Chipperfield's Terrazzo-Clad Midtown Condo

Construction on the building has already surpassed the 20th floor, and residents are expected to move in sometime next year

The Bryant marks the first NYC residential project to be designed by noted British architect David Chipperfield. The 34-story building overlooks Bryant Park, as is evidenced by the name, and features 57 condos located above a 15-story boutique hotel with 230 rooms. Incidentally, The Bryant will also be the final ground-up residential building to be built across from Bryant Park.

Located on the 34th floor of 489 Fifth Avenue, the sales gallery of The Bryant offers interested buyers a bird's eye view of the under-construction building across the street. Construction is progressing so rapidly in fact that buyers who come just a couple of weeks apart would see a taller and more finished building. A sales representative for the team said it's as much as a floor every week, and so far construction has already reached the 26th floor.

The kitchens, like the one pictured in the model unit here, comes with custom designed, white lacquered millwork cabinetry, and Calacatta Gold marble countertops.

The Bryant marks the first New York City residential project for noted British architect, Sir David Chipperfield, who is perhaps best known for designing the Museum of Modern Literature in Marbach, Germany, the Colección Jumex in Mexico City, Mexico, and who has now been selected to carry out a major renovation project at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

"The goal was to design a building with classical elegance in terms of its symmetries, simple grids and order," Chipperfield said, in a press release about The Bryant.


Located at 16 West 40th Street, the first 15 floors of this building will be a 230-room boutique hotel, and The Bryant's 57 condos will be located above that. Apartments in this 34-story building range in size from one-bedrooms to two triplex penthouses located at the top of the building. Prices for the units range from $2.25 million for a one-bedroom to just under $10 million for a four-bedroom, though pricing details for the triplex penthouses have yet to be unveiled. Some of the standout features in the apartments include floor-to-ceiling windows, just under 10-foot tall ceilings, Juliet balconies in north and south facing rooms starting the 18th floor upward, and the terrazzo façade that transitions from the exterior into the interior.

The bathtub like the one pictured here is located in all the master baths in the building and is created by German company Duravit Vero and is surrounded by Statuarietto marble walls.
By Will Femia

And so it follows that the luxury building is tricked out with amenities like a sixth floor Terrace Club Lounge, that features 15-foot ceilings, a fireplace, a landscaped terrace overlooking Bryant Park, and a full bar, all designed by Stonehill & Taylor. Other amenities include a fitness center with a steam room and sauna, a 24-hour attended private lobby, and since residents at the Bryant will live above a hotel, of course, they will get all the a la carte services that guests at the hotel are provided with including housekeeping and laundry service.

The private lobby lounge at The Bryant will have walls that are made with Portoro Extra marble trim like the one pictured here.
By Will Femia

The Bryant is being developed by HFZ Capital Group, and the units are being marketed by Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group. Sales launched last Thanksgiving, and have been brisk so far, according to a sales representative for the building. The representative declined to comment on the number of units that have sold so far, but closings are expected sometime next year. The Bryant will be the final, ground-up residential project to be built overlooking Bryant Park, according to the marketing team for the project. Residents on some of the higher floors will have dramatic views of the New York City skyline including the Empire State Building. As an added bonus, a Whole Foods is set to open on the other side of the Park, across from the building.

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